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Marilyn Posthumus Clark (#46903787)
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Bio Photo Been into genealogy since about 2000. Love cemeteries and am an occasional RV traveler.

I am a "no-dispositions-unknown" contributor. This means that not only will I not create Burials Unknown (except as permitted), I will not link memorials to BUs.

Concentrating my efforts now to Cowlitz and Lewis Counties. Currently (2010-2014) working on Winlock Cemetery, Winlock, WA: trying to decipher my last 100 photos of deteriorating stones. Little Falls Cemetery & Vader Catholic Cemetery, Vader, WA are done!!(9/2010)

2014: Continuing row-mowing work at Whittle&Hubbard Cemetery, Castle Rock, WA.

Also inputting cemetery records in IOWA from transcriptions published by members of the IA Genealogical Society.

From the Find A Grave FAQ's: "The copyright of all photos posted to Find A Grave remains with the original submitter. No use of photos for any other website or personal use is given without prior consent of the original submitter."

[NOTE: With attribution, MY photos may be used for your personal, not-for-profit use. Please enjoy them!]

Another note: I will gladly transfer memorials *within* the FindAGrave guidelines (see FAQs) only. I will be happy to add links and bio info for any memorial I manage (please use the 'Edit' tab and the 'Suggest-A-Correction SAC' feature); the recent spate of deletions, dupes, and widespread name-collecting of persons trying to build their family tree on this site is a misuse of the site's original intent.

My email: ukulelemarilyn (at)
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Brian F
RE: Hamersma photos
Your welcome. Glad I was able to supply the pictures. The plot location was a good help in finding the grave.

I started with find-a-grave when looking for some family history and found it to be a great resource in locating ancestors with associated dates and spouses. Realized there is a lot of information out there like my own relatives in Crest Haven who are not documented (yet)and decided as a small "payment" I could add some information to this website.
Thanks for all you have done.

Added by Brian F on Mar 05, 2016 2:11 PM
Susan K Richard
RE: Eva Wolfkill photo
Please go back and visit her findagrave site again - I posted a much better pic for her and her husband!
It is all in the angle of the sun!
Added by Susan K Richard on Mar 01, 2016 10:38 PM
Susan K Richard
RE: Eva Wolfkill photo
You are so welcome! I am in the process of adding pictures to all the graves in the Maitland Brethren Cemetery database on findagrave.
Added by Susan K Richard on Feb 28, 2016 11:20 AM
Marthann Kohl-Fuhs
Jean Blanchard
Thank you for the transfer, it is much appreciated.
Added by Marthann Kohl-Fuhs on Feb 25, 2016 9:13 AM
Luke Broersma
RE: Broersma DNA
You can connect with me at if you'd like. I can send you my info.
Added by Luke Broersma on Feb 12, 2016 9:41 AM
Eva Myrick
RE: Ruth Paul, Winlock WA
Hello Marilyn,

Thank you for the message and obit. Could you please list the newspaper and date the obit was in.
I will make the changes on my note and files for Ruth Hopkins-Paul.
Added by Eva Myrick on Jan 30, 2016 12:26 PM
Samuel Dorning, 1866-1941
Hi Marilyn - Help :) There are two memorials for Samuel Dorning, 70459557 (Fern Hill) and 141567418 (Winlock). Will have them merged once we know for sure which one he's at. I contacted the person with the original memorial last year. We've posted photo requests for both cemeteries. Have recently contacted a Gt-granddaughter of Samuel's, so hoping she might know.

Fern Hill transcript lists him and his wife, Sarah and indicates they both have headstones.

However, his obituary indicates he was buried at Winlock:

S. L. Dorning Dies
WINLOCK, Sept.4 - The death of Samuel L. Dorning, 75, railroad section foreman and resident of Winlock 39 years, occurred Wednesday at his home on Route 2. He is survived by his wife, Helen; daughter, Mrs. Helen York, Ocosta, and four sons, Cecil Dorning, Ryderwood; Lee, Winlock; Roy, Centralia; and Lynn, Chehalis.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Cattermole chapel, followed by burial in the Winlock cemetery.

Unfortunately, I did'nt find an obit. for Sarah, but IF Samuel was buried at Winlock then his headstone could be among the last of your Winlock photos you were trying to decipher?? If you find anything, please let me know.

Thank you,
Added by Sheila on Jan 30, 2016 4:43 AM
Elmer Thompson
B/ Dec.6,1888 WI.
This Elmer's parents were John and Olena Thompson.
They are listed in his marriage record to Bertina,
in Montana.
John died before 1900, no record.
Olena moved to ND with her sons before 1910.
No death record.
Jens/James and Kari had a son Elmer B/Oct 3,1887.
[WW1 Draft]. In the 1900 census-B/Aug 1887.
They lived in Trempealeau, WI.
Frederikke Bertina is my relative from MN.
Thank you,
Added by Charia on Dec 21, 2015 6:27 PM
pic request Graceland Miami
Hello, I have an old map of Graceland. The sections are not physically marked - but the map might help locate your relative. If you contact the office to obtain the section/lot - I might be able to help when I return there in the spring.
Added by CV on Dec 11, 2015 8:11 PM
Hi Marilyn,

I would absolutely love to have a copy of Ann's will! I have very little information on her and I really appreciate the time you took to contact me. My email is newsladymdn at Thank you so much!!!
Added by Christina on Nov 28, 2015 6:58 PM
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